A survey of international urban search-and-rescue teams following the Ji Ji earthquake

Wen Ta Chiu, Jeffrey Arnold, Yaw Tang Shih, Kuang Hua Hsiung, Hsueh Yun Chi, Chia Huei Chiu, Wan Chen Tsai, William C. Huang

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Abstract

On 21 September 1999, the Ji Ji earthquake killed 2,347 people. In the immediate aftermath the international community mobilised rapidly and sent urban search-and-rescue (US&R) teams to the scene. This paper will present will an annotated survey of the expertise and standard of equipment of international US&R teams following that earthquake which could serve as a blueprint for the establishment of US&R teams elsewhere at risk from earthquakes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-94
Number of pages10
JournalDisasters
Volume26
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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Keywords

  • Earthquake
  • Search-and-rescue efforts
  • Taiwan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Development

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Chiu, W. T., Arnold, J., Shih, Y. T., Hsiung, K. H., Chi, H. Y., Chiu, C. H., Tsai, W. C., & Huang, W. C. (2002). A survey of international urban search-and-rescue teams following the Ji Ji earthquake. Disasters, 26(1), 85-94.